CommsWire - 14 March 2018

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Huawei link as Trump scuttles Broadcom-Qualcomm deal
US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order blocking what could have been the biggest technology deal ever ? the bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to acquire the US processor maker Qualcomm ? over national security concerns.

Satellite industry groups join hands to push adoption
Six satellite industry associations have set up the Global Satellite Coalition to function as an international group through which targeted initiatives will be co-ordinated and implemented with support from hundreds of member companies.

Telstra rural, regional tick of approval for Samsung S9, S9+
Telstra has awarded Blue Tick certification to Samsung?s new Galaxy S9 and S9+,smartphones which the telco say will facilitate the best possible coverage in rural and regional areas.

Avaya completes Spoken acquisition
Putting its recent bankruptcy woes behind it, California-based unified communications vendor communications company Avaya has closed its acquisition of contact centre-as-a-service provider, Spoken Communications.

IoT driving cybersec spending to $134 billion annually by 2022
With layered approaches to digital transformation and IoT driving cybersecurity, spending is predicted to grow 33% from 2018 to that $134 billion annual figure over the next four years.